Unity graduates 119 students on Sunday

Their diplomas prove that they have accomplished great things at Unity High School.
That was what Superintendent Andrew Larson told the 199 newest Unity graduates on Sunday during the school’s 66th annual commencement exercises. Larson’s son Josh was among those receiving diplomas, and the superintendent showed emotion while sharing words of advice.

New members inducted into NHS

After the Hall of Fame members were inducted, 21 Unity students were inducted into the National Honor Society.

Kindergartner gets to be principal for a day

Kindergartner Lilly Daly wants to be a school principal when she grows up.
The St. Thomas Catholic School student got a little training in that occupation last Thursday when she became the school’s principal for a day.
Daly’s parents bid on the honor at the silent auction during St. Thomas’ annual trivia night on April 11.

Junior high classes teach more than traditional subjects

Unity Junior High School eighth-graders are getting lessons that go beyond the traditional reading, writing and ‘rithmetic.
Two exploratory classes called Journey and Quest last for a quarter each.

Grand day

St. Thomas Catholic School celebrated Grandparents Day on March 6. Grandparents were invited to attend Mass in the morning, followed by coffee and doughnuts in the school gym. There was then a student program followed by classroom time with grandparents.

World class

Carrie Busey Elementary School held its annual International Night, "A Celebration of World Culture," on March 5. Carrie Busey families from Argentina, China, Cuba, El Salvador, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Philippines, Slovakia, Ukraine and Venezuela shared he culture and heritage of their countries.

Trueblood recognized as National Board Certified teacher

Michele Trueblood, a deaf and hard-of-hearing teacher at Carrie Busey Elementary School, has been recognized by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as a National Board Certified teacher.
National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential that acknowledges effective and accomplished teachers. It is a volunteer program.

Mardi Gras carnival

St. Thomas Catholic School in Philo held its annual Mardi Gras carnival last Tuesday. Proceeds from ticket sales are going to the American Heart Association.

School celebrates Catholic School Week

St. Thomas Catholic School in Philo celebrated Catholic Schools Week last week with a series of activities.

St. Thomas gets $1 million

The St. Thomas Catholic School community came out in full force last Wednesday to thank one of their own for a $1 million gift.
Dallas resident Robert Trost, 83, flew into town for a reception honoring his donation just before an open house celebrating Catholic Schools Week.
Student Council President Garrett Boyer thanked Trost on behalf of the students.

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